Public Affairs PhD - Health Services Management and Research Track
The Department of Health Management and Informatics offers a Master of Science in Health Sciences Executive track in Health Services Administration (e-MSHSA) that focuses on the structure of health care organizations and examines important issues that impact the health care industry. The e-MSHSA program is attractive to working health care professionals due to the online delivery format, which allows students to earn an MSHSA degree from any location and at times convenient to each student.Students admitted into this program must possess a minimum of three (3) years of relevant health care management experience. Students enroll in the program as a cohort with a maximum of 30 students. The cohort model provides faculty the opportunity to discuss issues in greater detail and allows students the ability to network amongst their peers. The program will be delivered in an online format.
The Department also offers Master of Science in Health Sciences with a track in Health Services Administration. The HSA track is 51 credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree and is accredited program by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). The HSA track is attractive to working professionals with its flexibility in course offerings and times. Students will take courses in a variety of formats with the ability to choose from courses that are offered face-to-face, during evening hours, and occasionally online.
The Department of Health Management and Informatics offers a Professional Science Master's Program in Health Care Informatics (MS-HCI), a program designed to meet the growing demand for highly trained health care informatics professionals.
The Health Care Informatics program is unique in that it focuses on providing students with a thorough grounding in the clinical, management and business aspects of the health informatics field. Credits must be taken in health-services management, health care informatics, internship, a database course and a seminar on health care informatics research.
The Doctoral Program in Public Affairs is an interdisciplinary program that includes the professional and academic expertise of faculty in the fields of Criminal Justice, Health Management and Informatics, Public Administration, and Social Work. The Health Services Management and Research Track prepares students for academic positions in colleges and universities as well as research and leadership positions in public, nonprofit and for profit agencies and organizations. A dynamic mix in the Public Affairs Doctoral Program of an interdisciplinary faculty and students from varied backgrounds creates a stimulating environment in which to examine contemporary organizational, institutional and community challenges. Graduates of the PAF Doctoral Program possess the theoretical, analytical and ethical foundation to discover new knowledge that will impact affirmatively public policy decisions and develop programs and systems that will enhance the delivery of services to an expectant and unyielding public.
The University of Central Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master's, specialist and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Central Florida.
International Student Requirements:
In order to enroll in graduate classes, students must have obtained a baccalaureate or higher degree, prior to the start of the term for which the student is admitted, from a regionally accredited institution or from a recognized foreign institution. International students are not eligible for nondegree/certificate status unless they hold an eligible visa. International applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early. Also, international applicants should ensure all supporting documents, including those required to issue an I-20, are received by the stated application deadline. Only official documentation is accepted and it is the student's responsibility to submit all documents by the application deadline.